building opportunities together
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HURBANITY BUILDS THE FOUNDATION FOR SOCIAL DIVERSITY
Housing is a factor of socio-spatial segregation that can favor, but also limit, access to opportunities for positive development. At present, we primarily encounter housing projects that focus solely on housing, without understanding its socio-spatial context, providing economically vulnerable families access to just walls and a ceiling. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, these programs do not take into account the immediate environment. They often have restricted access to public services and economics centers, thus producing a form of isolation.
Based on this reality, Hurbanity’s primary objective, through its housing development projects, is to generate social diversity and, at the same time, economic opportunities for low-income residents.
A CROSS-SECTIONAL APPROACH FOR A GLOBAL IMPACT
Hurbanity designs community spaces, promotes the creation of communities, and supports entrepreneurship. The creation of local businesses and services in close proximity, the implementation of decision-making models based on participation, and the promotion of cultural activities all help to support and build local relations. A more consolidated social fabric can break the traditional models of social division and segregation. Hurbanity builds and strengthens alliances with NGOs and public local institutions, in order to supports families that want to access to relevant professional training. They receive the opportunity to be supported to develop small businesses, by providing them the possibility to improve in a sustainable way their economic situations.
HURBANITY, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF THE FUTURE
During a 4-year cycle, Hurbanity designs and constructs homes and community spaces, simultaneously accompanying the development of the community and the establishment of local businesses and services..
Our vision, our mission and our values
Hurbanity is a social enterprise for housing and property development that operates in Latin America and Europe. It is committed to building living spaces that bring together families from different socio-economic sectors. During a 4-year cycle, Hurbanity designs and constructs homes and community spaces, simultaneously accompanying the development of the community and the establishment of local businesses and services. Hurbanity acts to promote social diversity by facilitating access to dignified housing and by offering support for entrepreneurship
Improve everyone’s life chances through socio-spatial mix.
- Hurbanity values clever ideas that allow to looking outward for solutions,
- Hurbanity believes in ambition as a factor of success in her actions,
- Hurbanity defends humanism as answer to societal issues,
- Hurbanity believes in dialogue, exchange, and encounters to improve understanding and tolerance between human beings,
- Hurbanity wants to overcome the prejudices and fears, by promoting the “living together”,
- Hurbanity is a social company independent of any political or religious movement.
Discover our partners
Maria Victoria Araoz Ortega
Sebastián Contreras Rodríguez
Get in touch with us, and get involved.
To join a Hurbanity community is choosing to take advantage to improve his everyday’s life. It’s living in a dignified house, benefiting from a model that builds and strengthens the social relations of the community, by benefiting of vocational training and of the opportunity to develop his own business activity to improve his everyday’s conditions of life and the one of his family.
But you can also get involved in Hurbanity helping with her financial development.